§ Mr. Henry Clark
asked the Minister of Overseas Development if he will publish in tabular form the amounts of grants and loans given to each of the ex-colonial Commonwealth countries in the last convenient 12-month period compared with the cost of pensions paid by each of those countries to ex-members of Her Majesty's Colonial Service and Her Majesty's Overseas Civil Service and their widows.
§ Mr. Oram
The amounts of the pensions, grants and loans in respect of the year ending on the 31st March, 1968, are shown below.
The table does not show the amounts paid by the British Government under the Pensions (Increase) Acts, 1962 and 1965. The total amount payable as pension supplements under these arrangements is just over £2 million.